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Map of BLM Wyoming's administrative boundaries.
Map of BLM Wyoming administrative boundaries.
Surface ownership map of Wyoming showing BLM administrative boundaries.
Surface ownership map of Wyoming showing BLM administrative boundaries.
District Office organization chart.
District office organization chart.
Boar's Tusk, High Desert District.
Boar's Tusk, High Desert District.
National Historic Trails Center, High Plains District.
National Historic Trails Center, High Plains District.
Green Mountain, Wind River-Bighorn Basin District.
Green Mountain, Wind River-Bighorn Basin District.
Reorganizing BLM Wyoming

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) initiated a nationwide effort to maximize efficiencies and increase capacity to do on-the-ground work with existing resources. In Wyoming, part of this effort meant adding a managerial level of support and service through district offices. This helps provide a more consistent structure between states and ultimately provides better service to the public. Adding district level leadership provides more quality control, reduces duplication of services, and streamlines customer service. BLM Wyoming was comprised of 10 field offices and the state office and restructured to add three district offices. District offices are the mid-level between the state office and the field office. Field offices report to their respective district office.

District Roundup

High Desert District located in Rock Springs
      District Manager: John Ruhs, 307-352-0202

  • Kemmerer Field Office
    • Field Manager: John Christensen, 307-828-4502
  • Pinedale Field Office
    • Field Manager: Chuck Otto, 307-367-5302
  • Rock Springs Field Office
    • Field Manager: Lance Porter, 307-952-0201
  • Rawlins Field Office
    • Field Manager: Patrick Madigan, 307-328-4201

Wind River/Bighorn Basin District located in Worland
      District Manager: Eddie Bateson, 307-347-5243

  • Cody Field Office
    • Field Manager: Mike Stewart, 307-578-5900
  • Lander Field Office
    • Field Manager: James Cagney, 307-332-8435 
  • Worland Field Office
    • Field Manager: Karla Bird, 307-347-5100

High Plains District located in Casper
      District Manager : Stephanie Connolly, 307-261-7777

  • Buffalo Field Office
    • Field Manager: Duane Spencer, 307-684-1141
  • Casper Field Office
    • Field Manager: Joe Meyer, 307-261-7776
  • Newcastle Field Office
    • Field Manager: vacant, 307-746-6600 

District Structure

District offices have the following staff with corresponding managerial functions (This varies to some degree by district office)

  • District Manager
  • Associate District Manager or Assistant District Manager for Support Services
  • Resource Advisors
  • Public Affairs Staff
  • District Safety Officer
  • Fire Management Officer
  • Field Managers

Customer Benefits

  • Create a unified management scheme throughout the state
  • Bring consistency to operations from field office to field office
  • Build land use planning capacity
  • Facilitate quicker resolution of business and resource issues
  • Realigns efforts and workforce toward current and future priorities
  • Share resources and achieve organizational efficiencies
  • Eliminate duplication of efforts in geographic regions

Questions & Answers

Will all field offices remain open?

Yes, all field offices will maintain current areas of authority and locations. In addition, the Three Tier organizational structure provides added support to current and future BLM efforts.

How does the change to Three Tier impact customers and cooperating agencies?

BLM Wyoming will maintain decision authority at the field office level, with continuing focus on working with local cooperators and stakeholders. District offices will provide added support and oversight in working with issues at the field office level.

How will this reorganization impact employees?

The reorganization is designed to have positive impacts for employees throughout the organization. First, district offices will provide leadership and guidance for day-to-day issues. Second, the district office represents increased career opportunities. Consolidating administrative functions at the district level improves our operational efficiency.

Last updated: 11-25-2009